Wednesday
Aug192015

5 Back To School Tips For Parents

Another summer has come and gone as the start of another school year commences next week. We know the first couple weeks of school can be loathsome, so here are 5 tips for making the transition to school from summer easier for both you and your child.

  1. If your child is anxious about their first day back, point out the positive aspects of starting school. They’ll see old friends and meet new ones. Refresh their positive memories about previous years, when they may have returned home after the first day with high spirits because they had a good time.
  2. Studies show that children who eat a nutritious breakfast function better. They do better in school, and have better concentration and more energy. Try upgrading your child’s breakfast with something nutritious and see difference it makes!
  3. If your school allows, consider a rolling backpack. This type of backpack may be a good choice for students who must tote a heavy load.
  4. Create an environment that is conducive to doing homework. Children need a consistent work space in their bedroom or another part of the home that is quiet, without distractions, and promotes study.
  5. Establish a good sleep routine. Insufficient sleep is associated with lower academic achievement in middle school, high school and college, as well as higher rates of absenteeism and tardiness. The optimal amount of sleep for most adolescents is in the range of 8.5 to 9.5 hours per night.


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Wednesday
Aug122015

Don’t forget to check your wood fence this summer!

Just because your wood fence looks good in the sun, doesn’t mean it’s in tip top shape! Here’s a tip on maintaining your fence this summer (original article from referwork.com):

Look at the entire fencing and also the end cuts. For split-rail fencing, pay particular attention to the post tops since these collect water and have a tendency to begin to soften, and deteriorate. These areas can be treated to help prolong the fence life. But you will have to determine whether staining or painting is necessary for appearance and function. Some additional preparation might be called for, such as sanding by mechanical means.

If you need help with general maintenance on your fence this summer, give us a call at 863.688.1194.

Wednesday
Aug052015

Pool Time! 

The sun is out with no clouds in site. It’s summer time. Time to jump in the pool! Thinking about adding some division between your yard and the pool?



Contact us at 863.688.1194 and see how we can get your project started!

Friday
Jul312015

ONLY IN FLORIDA...

...do you have to worry about ninja gators.
Make it harder for acrobatic reptiles to get into your yard with a PVC fence!
PVC offers endless styles and applications, including various color options.

 

*DISCLAIMER*
This is purely meant to cause laughter, and is not a gauruntee to keep reptiles out of your yard.

Wednesday
Jul292015

Let Us Help With Your Fence Project

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Thinking about starting a fence project?

Tired of looking at your fence falling apart? Or maybe you’re looking for some privacy in your yard? Whatever project you’re thinking about starting, William’s Fence is there to help! We’re able to help you through all phases of your project, including: budgetary estimates, blueprint takeoff estimating, product selection for function and durability, consultation on material weight and specifications, Mill certifications on specified materials, layout and planning considerations, joist visits and measuring, electric gate planning, & repairs and replacement. Don’t hesitate to contact us at 863.688.1194 during any point of your project!